April 12 - Poppy Day volunteers needed
The Waihi Memorial RSA is looking for volunteers to sell poppies in Waihi on Poppy Day, April 12. All funds raised will be used locally.
If you can spare a little time to support Poppy Day please call or text 027 446 0375.
Volunteers around New Zealand will be exchanging distinctive red poppies for a donation to the RSA on Poppy Day.
The Poppy Appeal supports current and ex-service personnel, including the NZ Police, and their families.
The poppy reminds us of sacrifices made – both past and present. Poppies were the first flowers that grew in the battlefields of Flanders in Belgium during World War One and are a symbol of remembrance and hope.
Poppy Day has been a part of the New Zealand calendar since 1922, making it one of the oldest nationwide appeals, and is usually held each year on the Friday before Anzac Day.